Labour Party candidates for the 2019 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, First posted 2nd July 2018 with updates as new candidate nominations announced 

The first of a series rolling blog posts in which I will detail the latest information as to candidate selections for the 20109 Local Elections, relating to the different political parties and grouping and/or candidate declarations (as in the case of the non-party grouping). The rule of thumb here will be that I add party candidates only after they have been officially selected to run for the party at a selection convention, or by some other means of candidate selection (e.g. added by party headquarters).

The post focuses on the Labour Party candidate selections. In the summer of 2018 the Labour Party had fifty City/County Councillors. Declining support levels in the years following General Election 2011 saw Labour losing a large number of seats at the 2014 Local Elections and the 2016 General Election. So the 2019 Local Elections will prove to be very important for the Labour Party in terms of rebuilding the party in the wake of the losses in 2014 and 2016 (and also a number of defections in the period between 2011 and 2016).

Candidates Seats Labour Party candidates
Carlow 18
Carlow 7
Tullow 6
Muinebeag 5
Cavan 18  
Bailieborough-Cootehill 6
Ballyjamesduff 6
Cavan-Belturbert 6 Liam van der Spek
Clare 28  
Ennis 7
Killaloe 5
Shannon 7
Ennistimon 4
Kilrush 5
Cork County 55  
Carrigaline 6
Bandon-Kinsale 6
Macroom 6
Cobh 6
Midleton 7
Fermoy 6
Kanturk 4
Mallow 5
Bantry 4
Clonakilty-Skibbereen 5
Cork City 31  
Cork City North East 6
Cork City North West 6
Cork City South Central 6
Cork City South East 6
Cork City South West 7
Donegal 37  
Donegal 6
Glenties 6
Milford 3
Buncrana 5
Letterkenny 7
Carndonagh 4
Lifford-Stranorlar 6
Dublin City 63  
Ballyfermot-Drimnagh 5
Ballymun-Finglas 6
Artane-Whitehall 6
Donaghmede 5
Cabra-Glasnevin 7
Clontarf 6
Kimmage-Rathmines 6
North Inner City 7
South West Inner City 5
South East Inner City 5
Pembroke 5
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 40  
Blackrock 6
Dun Laoghaire 7
Dundrum 7
Glencullen-Sandyford 7
Killiney-Shankill 7
Stillorgan 6
Fingal County 40  
Balbriggan 5
Rush Lusk 5
Castleknock 5
Howth-Malahide 7
Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart 6
Ongar 5
Swords 7
South Dublin County 40  
Clondalkin 7
Palmerstown-Fonthill 5
Lucan 5
Tallaght Central 6
Tallaght South 5
Rathfarnham-Templeogue 7
Firhouse-Bohernabreena 5
Galway City 18  
Galway City Central 6
Galway City East 6
Galway City West 6
Galway County 39  
Athenry-Oranmore 7
Gort Kinvara 5
Ballinasloe 6
Conamara North 4
Conamara South 5
Loughrea 5
Tuam 7
Kerry 33  
Killarney 7
Listowel 6
An Daingean 3
Kenmare 6
Castleisland 4
Tralee 7
Kildare 40  
Athy 5
Celbridge 4
Leixlip 3
Maynooth 5
Clane 5
Kildare 5
Newbridge 6
Naas 7
Kilkenny 24  
Castlecomer 6
Kilkenny 7
Callan-Thomastown 6
Piltown 5
Laois 19  
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick 6
Graiguecullen-Portarlington 6
Portlaoise 7
Leitrim 18  
Ballinamore 6
Carrick-on-Shannon 6
Manorhamilton 6
Limerick 40  
Limerick City East 7
Limerick City North 7
Limerick City West 7
Adare-Rathkeale 6
Cappamore-Kilmallock 7
Newcastle West 6
Longford 18  
Ballymahon 6
Granard 5
Longford 7
Louth 29  
Ardee 6
Drogheda Urban 6
Drogheda Rural 4
Dundalk-Carlingford 6
Dundalk-South 7
Mayo 30  
Ballina 6
Castlebar 7
Claremorris 6
Swinford 4
Belmullet 3
Westport 4
Meath 40  
Ashbourne 6
Kells 7
Laytown-Bettystown 7
Navan 7
Ratoath 7
Trim 6
Monaghan 18  
Ballybay-Clones 5
Carrickmacross-Castleblaney 6
Monaghan 7
Offaly 19  
Birr 6
Edenderry 6
Tullamore 7
Roscommon 18  
Athlone (Roscommon) 6
Boyle 6
Roscommon 6
Sligo 18  
Ballymote-Tobercurry 7
Sligo-Drumcliff 5
Sligo-Strandhill 6
Tipperary 40  
Carrick-on-Suir 5
Cahir 4
Cashel-Tipperary 7
Clonmel 6
Nenagh 5 Virginia O’Dowd
Newport 4 Fiona Bonfield
Roscrea-Templemore 4
Thurles 5
Waterford 32  
Waterford City East 6
Waterford City South 6
Tramore-Waterford City West 6
Portlaw-Kilmacthomas 5
Dungarvan 6
Lismore 3
Westmeath 20  
Athlone (Westmeath) 5
Moate 4
Mullingar 6
Kinnegad 5
Wexford 34  
Gorey 6
Kilmuckridge 4
Enniscorthy 6
New Ross 6
Kilmore 5
Wexford 7
Wicklow 32  
Arklow 6
Baltinglass 6
Bray East 4
Bray West 4
Greystones 6
Wicklow 6

6th July 2018: Only three candidates are listed on this page – Fiona Bonfield and Viginia O’Dowd, who were both selected as Labour Party local election candidates on 29th June 2018 (as reported subsequently on by The Nenagh Guardian (9th July 2018)), as well as Liam van der Spek, who is identified as the party’s candidate for the Cavan-Belturbet electoral area by the The Anglo-Celt (21st June 2018).

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About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Geography. Email: adrian.p.kavanagh@mu.ie
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